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Construction Injuries

Construction-related injuries and deaths have increased significantly in New York City as construction activity as soared, according to a recent report in the New York Post. The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) reported that eight people were killed in construction accidents in the first seven months of 2018…

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) of 1970 established the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with the mission to “assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women.”OSHA regulations are the law of the land when it comes to preventing workers from being killed or…

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 2.3 million construction workers—or 65 percent of those in the construction industry—work on scaffolds. In a recent year, falls from height represented more than one-third of construction worker deaths. From 2003 to 2011, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) investigated…

Forklifts are heavy, powerful vehicles commonly used on construction sites to move loads. An accident with a lift truck – whether you were driving it or on foot – could leave you with serious injuries that prevent you from working for a long time. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration…

Excavations are inherently unstable, and excavation work is one of the most dangerous jobs in construction. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the fatality rate for excavation work is 112 percent higher than the rate for general construction. An average of 54 worker deaths per year result…

Working beneath cranes, scaffolds and other areas where overhead work is being performed puts workers at risk for injuries from falling tools and materials. When these objects strike a worker in the head, traumatic brain injury, fractures, other injuries and even death can result. Approximately 10 percent of construction industry…

Injured workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for virtually all on-the-job injuries or work-related illnesses. This includes slip-and-fall accidents at construction jobsites. The question concerning a construction accident often isn’t a matter of “if” you are entitled to compensation, but “who” owes you compensation. Due to New York’s complex…

Forklifts are among the most useful pieces of industrial equipment in today’s workplace. Look around, and you’ll see them everywhere: grocery stores, garden centers, home improvement centers, construction sites, manufacturing facilities and many other places. According to the Toolbox Topics website, there are nearly 856,000 forklifts in use throughout the…

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